Senior Network Engineer

  • location: Deerfield, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50 - $70 per hour

job description

Senior Network Engineer

This individual will be a vital part of the Network team with the vision and experience required to build and improve LAN, WAN and Data Center Networks.

  • Acting as a subject matter expert build and maintain a network infrastructure that can deliver multi-tenant, multi-cloud capabilities as well as enterprise VoIP and Video services.
  • In this position you will partner with infrastructure, devops, and application teams to deliver network solutions to complex problems.
  • In the process demonstrating creativity and expertise to develop simple, standardized solutions that meet business and technical needs.
  • Participate as level 3 escalation working with NOC and junior networking resources.
  • Develop standards and reference documentation.
  • Develop new methods to advance Infrastructure as Code through device management and automation.
  • Participate on service restoration teams when critical problems arise - 24x7x365.
Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years applicable Network experience
  • Cisco CCNP, CCIE or other network certifications are preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present to technical and business audiences.
  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills to resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to draft and document designs and standards.
  • Project experience implementing core infrastructure, networking and cloud based services for business teams or consumers
  • Operational excellence with knowledge of ITIL practices
Experience:

  • 5+ years with WAN, such as BGP, MPLS, OTV
  • 5+ years with LAN, such as QoS, EIGRP, OSPF, Multicast
  • 5+ years with Cisco Catalyst line
  • 2+ years with Cisco Nexus line
  • 2+ years LAN design/architecture - data center and branch office levels
  • Advanced problem resolution knowledge of hardware/software platform problems in complex, layered, network infrastructure
  • Advanced knowledge of network systems design principles and standards
  • Advanced knowledge of packet capture and analysis
Optional Experience:

  • Cisco ISE
  • Meraki Wireless
  • PaloAlto Firewalls
  • Cisco ASA Firewalls and VPN
  • F5 BigIP LTM / GTM
  • Infoblox
  • Splunk
  • ThousandEyes
Behavioral Characteristics:

  • Customer service orientated
  • Self-driven with a desire to learn and grow technical and business knowledge
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple efforts within tight time-lines
  • Proactive in nature with an enthusiasm for issue resolution and improvement

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